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liberals as architect of the obama drone program and its kill list. today he told lawmakers killing terrorists is not ideal. >> i never believe it's better to kill a terrorist than to detain him. we want to detain as many terrorists as possible so we can illicit the intelligence from them in the appropriate manner so that we can disrupt terrorist attacks. >> since closing gitmo has been a obama priority. they've done more killing than capturing. they tried to calm the outrage by agreeing to show members of the intelligence committees the justice department's memo justifying targeted killings with drones. but today white house press secretary jay carney said there are no plans to share with other committees or outside groups. liberals say more must be done. >> i have become concerned the department of justice is not following through with the president's commitment just yet. >> on another controversial issue, the benghazi 9-11 attack. gop senator fired this warning shot. >> it is absolutely essential that the documents the committee has requested on benghazi be supplied before the co
, shadow of once was. under president obama, the program has used to take out more than 400 targets in pakistan and the middle east. we'll continue to watch that. >>> potential cuts to the defense department budget are causing changes in the military operation. the pentagon says it will reduce the naval presence sense in the persian gulf. the uss harry trumman to head to the gulf has been canceled. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the automatic cuts, pentagon workers could face additional cuts. >>> vice president joe biden choked up after speaking about the recent tragedy at sandy hook. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again, diminish the carnage. it matters. it matters. >> biden may have been made an emotional appeal to house democrats last night, urging them to support the oh bam in administration's gun control agenda as the vice president recounted specific examples of 1600 gun related deaths that december day to remind his audience as their obligation as lawmake
into quote, a shadow of what it once was. under president obama, the program has been used to take out 400 terrorist targets in pakistan and the middle east. >>> potential cuts in the defense department have already faced changes in the military operations. the pentagon said it will reduce plans in the persian gulf. that would leave one carrier in the region. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the pentagon cuts, workers could face furloughs saying, quote, this is not a game. this is reality. >>> vice president joe biden made an emotional appeal to house democrats urging them to support the obama administration gun control administration. inviteden choked up while recounting sandy hook. and a somber tone turned emphatic, reminding his audience as of their obligations as lawmakers to act. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again, diminish the carnage. it matters. it matters. >> speaking to those worried about the political consequences and backing controversial gun legislation,
president obama, the program has been used to take out more than 400 terrorist targets in pakistan and the middle east. >>> potential cuts in the defense department budget are already forcing changes in american military operations. the pentagon says it will reduce the naval presence in the persian gulf. plans for the uss harry truman carrier to head to the gulf this week have been canceled. that would leave one carrier in the region. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the cuts pentagon workers could face furloughs saying, this is not a game this is reality. >>> vice president joe biden made an emotional appeal to house democrats last night urging them to support the obama administration's gun control agenda. biden choked up while speaking about the recent tragedy at sandy hook and recounted examples of 1600 deaths since that day. his tone turned emphatic reminding audience as their obligation as lawmakers to act. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again diminish the c
for john brennan. john brennan's champion of the drone program, has served as president obama's terrorism expert. wyden says it makes a mockery of the oversight process. he says he was kept in the loop about the strike that killed an american-born al qaeda leader. >> we do have oversight into it. i knew about those operations, the targeting sets, all of that leading up to it, including very shortly thereafter. and i review all of is the air strikes that we use under this title of the law. >> let's turn to our panel tonight. msnbc military analyst and medal of honor recipient, colonel jack jacobs. michelle goldberg of "newsweek" and daily beast. and sam stein of the "huffington post." great to have all of you with us tonight. >> thank you. >> michelle, you first. what do you make of the white house's response tonight that they are providing the memos that those on the intel committee wanted? >> they obviously should have provided them a long time ago. it was always ludicrous, not only that these weren't made public, but that they weren't even allowed to the people who are charged with over
. president obama's drone program goes under the spotlight on capitol hill tomorrow, and there is breaking news out of the white house tonight. the big panel responds. stay with us. [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicine at bedtime or in the middle of the night or drank alcohol that day. do not drive or operate machinery until at least 4 hours after taking intermezzo and you're fully awake. driving
of this program. obama took office, the about 700%.grown by live on capitol hill, john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >> thank you so much. we should learn new details deadly attack on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. it will be the focus of a senate armed services committee hearing. defense secretary leon panetta expected to testify this morning along with the chairman the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey. lawmakers will hear about the the defense department's internal review of the attack. four americans were killed ambassador christopher stevens. 5:35 and 32 degrees on this thursday morning. >> still ahead, is the redskins' racist? that's the topic of discussion in d.c. today. coming up >> i'm nancy. i'm sareta. >> good morning, washington. >> hi, ladies. we're giving everyone a chance give a good morning greeting. sent a short video or a link clip.outube sure you ended by saying washington."g >> we want to check in with jacqui jeras. the weather forecast is not necessarily going to brighten our day. just think about hours, the top spectacular. clouds are filling in the head moving
, a program president obama has used more than president bush and a program that is under heavy scrutiny. rebound's pick for c.i.a. director could face serious heated from the president's party. this afternoon, democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack enemies overseas. brennan is the point person on drones, the man who signed off on the "kill" list. >> i suggest these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists are ethical and just. >> the use of drones has grown 700 percent under the obama administration. we learned yesterday that america has a secret base in saudi arabia used to launch drones throughout the region. lawmakers will raise questions of a newly discovered justice department document saying american citizens are tied to al qaeda can be killed if "an informed high level official believes the target poses a threat." but you government can do so without clear evidence. advocates disagree. >> that justified essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge jury and
. but what was under scrutiny was the obama administration broken program. it has drown criticism mostly from the left for not being more transparent. the criticism intensified after a memo was leaked talking about americans thought to have ties to al-qaeda through drones. and the left on left tension was on full display. here is brennan attempting to deliver his statement. >> i'm honored to appear before you today at the president's nominee to-- >> would you halt please. we'll ask the police to please remove this woman. >> jennifer: and that happened again and again and again four times he was interrupted until senator feinstein finally had to clear the room. >> okay, we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and associates not allowed back in. we've done this five times now and five times are enough. we'll recess for a few minutes. >> jennifer: when the hearings resumeed brennon told senators that drone strikes do meet rigorous standard. the rob is that reliable information is hard to come by. the strikes are happening in dangerous and remote areas of pakist
, john brennan is expected to face tough questions about the u.s. drone program. he is president obama's nominee to head the cia. his confirmation hearing when the white house faces increasing criticism for its drawn attack policy. as the president counter- terrorism chief, he was a big force behind the strikes. white house is backing the program. courts are counter-terrorism efforts are designed including our targeted efforts to limit civilian casualties. >> a main issue lawmakers came earlier this week when an unclassified memo came out. the memo said the justice department could target american citizens tied to al qaeda if it believes that they pose an imminent threat. a senate panel has postponed a vote on chuck hagel's nomination to become defense secretary. republicans were not satisfied with the information he provided during last week's confirmation hearing. they want more details about his paid speeches and his business dealings. the former nebraska senator already faced opposition for his past statements and votes on israel iran, and nuclear weapons. president obama the first
. >> the drone program has been stepped up a lot by the obama administration. now, we're starting to see questions in the u.s.. >> the problem is who are they targeting? the high-value targets, we know who they are. there are many more attacks that killed lower-level targets. people that might be mildly associated with terrorists. the larger issue is that it is causing a political problem. people in pakistan think whether these targets are legitimate or not, the u.s. is violating their airspace and national sovereignty. that my be a greater cost. >> those are not the arguments i was hearing listing to the hearing john brennan. but the senators were concerned about was not the political implications, they were concerned about the without the of targeted american citizens and that is pretty much that was all they were concerned about. >> that is a very narrow concern largely because this is in line with what the bush administration implemented. the republicans are hard pressed to criticize the drone program. the democrats do not want to criticize it. the only focus on whether we should be
to augment the perkins loans programs from 1 billion to 8.5 billion. now, before obama and congress decide to augment any program, what they should do is change the regulations of of the perkins loans programs so students can, one, defer payment if they're not working for a year or two, or they can also do what stafford or loans allow students to do, and that's pay back in smaller payments based on whatever small income you have. melissa: but isn't this just a sign of the time in the larger student loan crisis? i mean, student loan default is a huge problem in this country, and it's just getting bigger at this point. >> that's one solution. the other solution is not to offer the loans. some universities what they're going to start doing, yale being one of them, it appears that they'll just start providing this type of aid in the form of grants or scholarships. melissa: all right. evangeline, thanks so much for coming on. we appreciate your time. >> thank you. megyn: next on "money," it is one way to smoke our debt crisis, legalizing pot and helping plug the deficit, the congressman behind
the american people. >> reporter: the drone program puts president obama in an awkward position as a senator and presidential candidate, he criticized the bush administration anti-terrorism policy of enhanced interrogation or torture of suspects. >> this administration acts like violating civil libertyies is the way to enhance our security. it is not. there are no shortcuts to protecting america. >> reporter: now the obama administration is also under fire for what critics believe is acting outside the law. >> we have a president who is doing something that even president bush didn't do which is to order the killing of a united states citizen without clear evidence of an immediate attack. >> reporter: a lot of pressure from democrats as well as republicans to release these documents and today's release seems time to avoid embarrassment for brennan's nomination nomination. his hearing begins shortly before noon. in written responses to senate questions he says the administration is constantly refining the standards from the drone strikes. norah, charlie? >> bill plante
: was he-- >> but the problem was. >> greta: a cheerful one or smile guy. >> the program barack obama ran a four-year operation and i think we won the math argument and i think we need a better job winning the heart argument and we'll work at it. >> greta: congratulations on recent victory, another run. >> thank you. >> greta: nice to see you, and tonight, there's information in turkey about the woman murdered in istanbul. reportedly telling police that he and sarai were having an affair. that's not all. the fbi doesn't believe she was there to take pictures. what do they mean by that. the and the senior reporter is here with the latest. and who was the guy she was having an affair with. >> we don't know a lot about him. it seems that he was questioned early on, he acknowledged that he had spent some time with her, at first he denied according to turkish reports, denied he had any kind of relationship with her beyond just casual and now all of a sudden, after they start taking dna and semen samples we find out from turkish reports again he's saying wait a second we did have sex, but that'
. >>> members of the senate intelligence committee will soon learn more about the obama administration's drone program. the white house says the justice department sent classified advice about the program to the senate and house intelligence committees. the documents reportedly state that it is legal for the government to kill u.s. citizens overseas if it believes they're high-ranking terrorists who are trying to kill americans. >>> and a drastic call by the pentagon this morning ahead of what could be huge budget cuts next month. the navy will reduce the number of aircraft carriers in the strategic persian gulf from two to one. that decision comes just one day before the "uss harry truman" was supposed to leave norfolk for the gulf. two carrier groups have been stationed in the region for the majority of the past two years because of rising tensions with iran. >>> this morning, president obama will speak at the national prayer breakfast at the washington hilton in northwest d.c. the president will meet with religious and community leaders from across the nation taking part in the 61st annual
drone program that president obama has used more than president bush that has come under heavy criticism. >> president obama's pick for c.i.a. director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at the confirmation hearing this afternoon, democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the point person on drones, who signs off on the "kill" list. >> i suggest that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists be ethical and just. >> the use of drones has grown 700 percent under the obama administration. we learned yesterday that america has a secret base in saudi arabia used to launch drones throughout the region. lawmakers will raise questions of a newly covered justice department document saying that american citizens are tied to al qaeda can be killed if "an informed high level official believed the target pose as threat." you government can do so without clear evidence. >> some disagree. as that justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury, and ex
a real conversation. jon: excellent pilot pilots those blue angel president obama's drone program is getting all sorts of attention especially wheess. there hasn't been the same kind of outcry from the mainstream media. we'll get into that with our news watch panel. a cop killer on the loose, the suspect, a former police officer himself. a massive manhunt underway right now. even those who wear the damage could be in trouble here. a live report straight ahead. i was in the ambulance and i was told to call my next of kin. at 33 years old, i was having a heart attack. now i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i didn't know this could happen so young. take control, talk to your doctor. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. . . . .. jon: a fox news alert. keeping an eye on a tense manhunt underway right no
on the administration's secret drone program and the assassination of u.s. citizens overseas. on wednesday, the obama administration agreed to show two congressional panels the stated legal rationale for the assassinations after democratic senator ron wyden suggested he would consider filibustering brennan's nomination. brennan will also likely be asked about his time at the cia during george w. bush's administration. four years ago, brennan was a rumored pick for the cia job when obama was first elected but was forced to withdraw from consideration amid protests over his public support for the cia's policies of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques and extraordinary rendition. in 2005, brennan said on pbs that he was " intimately familiar" with cases of rendition and that he considered the practice and absolutely vital tool in combating terrorism. this is the interview. >> was secretary rice today when she called it a vital tool in combating terrorism? >> i think it is absolutely vital tool. i have been intimately familiar for the past decade of cases of rendition u.s. government has been invo
obama. every president since identifies enhour has attended that event. that is your 5@5:00. >>> just hours before the face of the drone program john brennan faces tough questions during a senate confirmation hearing. president obama backtracks agreeing to show congress justifying the use of drones to kill americans. good morning peter. >> good morning, heather. basically what happened here is the president has come out and he has said all of the information about drones -- excuse me. he made a last minute decision to show congress the secret documents that gives him the authority to target and kill americans. all right starting from scratch here. all of the new information we got this week about the criteria required for the u.s. government to decide if one of its citizens abroad should be the target of a drone attack came from a justice department now president obama is telling the justice department to give congressional intelligence committees access to the office of legal council advice relate to do the paper back on october 18th on the daily show president obama said congression
of this. >> jon: precedent number two the administration has fessed up to doing it and obama has done everything short of taking out a billboard about the drone programs. i think we are okay there, too. i think we're doing pretty g. and what is the last reason? >> there was no legal rational for keeping them classified. >> jon: oh. so we don't he mind you knowing about (bleep) we don't do once we don't do it nix we told you we would be transparent we just dn't didn't [cheers and applause] >> jon: boom! welcome back. [cheers and applause] big news from across the upon the, the country that we have a special relationship with just had an historic vote in special relations. >> now to gay marriage, an issue has fueled controversy in many countries. today it was british lawmakers who entered the debate. the house of commons voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalization. >> the ayes to the right 400, the nos to the left 175. the ayes have it. the ayes have it. >> jon: 50 points to griffindor. even when the uk is extending civil rights beyond the what we do in this country they do it by yell
controversial drone program and the targeting of americans overseas. the obama administration now breaking years of secrecy and handing over a confidential 16-page memo that justifies the targeting killing of u.s. citizens abroad suspected of being terrorists. this decision to release the document came hours before brennan was to face a serious grilling by lawmakers outraged over the program. the biggest critic, democratic senator ron wyden who says the president has been stonewalling congress for years and suggested blocking brennan's nomination. president obama called wyden specifically last night. >> clearly, the president's call to senator wyden so unusual and trying to ward off what could be a calamitous hearing today. >> what standard will barack obama be held to after the pictures of the little children who were killed by his cone drone attacks are placed before the jury in the hague? >> i was encouraged last night when the president called and he said as part of this effort, he is going to try to drive a more extensive discussion about these issues. every american has the right to know w
is a chief architect of the drone program. it wasn't just the protesters, lawmakers also demanded answers the obama administration about the more than 300drone strikes. i have been calling and others have been calling, the vice chairman and i on the use of targets for increased transparency for over a year. >> reporter: specifically the chair said she wants information on the number of civilian deaths that result from drone strikes but has been denied because it's a secret program. >> i think that thinking, is long gone. >> reporter: earlier this week a unclassified document said american citizens that are tied to al-qaeda can be killed if an informed high level official believes they pose a threat. the government doesn't have to have clear evidence. the director defended the approach. >> i never believe it better that kill a terrorist than to detain him. >> reporter: earlier today members of the committees were able to see classified information outlining the legal justification but based on their questioning they still want more. abc news washington. >> the new jersey striking back a
program. today president obama gives congress a classified document used to justify killing americans overseas. >>> and it was supposed to be the future of flying, the dreamliner has been nothing but a nightmare for boeing. >> they've got fuel spewing out the left ward wing quite a bit. >> today one of the planes gets a one time special permit to fly. >>> and from the super bowl -- ♪ america, america >> to a pregrammy performance, some question whether the children's choir from newtown is being exploited. >>> it's the oscar nominated movie that plays to rave reviews. >> congress should not declare equal those who god created unequal. >> one congressman says it gives connecticut a bad name. newsroom starts now. >>> good morning i'm carol costello thanks for being with me. a manhunt now underway in california. a former los angeles police officer 33-year-old christopher jordan dorner is wanted in the murder of a retired cop's daughter and her boyfriend. monica kwon the daughter and her fiance were found shot to death sunday near their home in irvine, california. lawrence was a public s
the interrogation program scuttled brennan's chances to lead the cia in obama's first term. but now he says he's ready for the political heat. >> though i consider myself neither a republican or democrat, i very much look forward to working closely with those on both sides of the aisle. >> reporter: as president obama's top counterterroism adviser, brennan continues to be seen as all powerful. >> i think for sure john is regarded in terms of the intelligence community, even where he is now, as a first among equals. >> reporter: if he's confirmed as director of the cia, john brennan will have a new boss. he will report to james clapper, the director of national intelligence. if there's covert action, some of the cia's most esecret activities, brennan will still have the authority to walk right into the oval office. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >>> defense secretary leon panetta gets fired up in his final days on the job, warning we are on the brink of the most serious readiness crisis faced by the armed services in more than a decade unless congress takes action to stop across the board mi
. the warehouse opens up about its drone strike program. details are coming up. >> the approach to national security will be the focus on capitol hill. >> the confirmation process gets under way for president obama's pick, john brennan. >> hallie jackson has the latest. >> john brennan almost certainly face questions about the drone strike program and whether those tactics should be used overseas. this morning some in congress would get the chance to see secret information about what the government believes they can use drones to go after citizens working with the terrorists. >> there is a legal justification to try to stop them from carrying out plots. >> the government doesn't need evidence of a specific attack. >> all they have to show it is a view that somebody is doing something bad and has not renounced that. >> john brennan will face questions about his role in creating the program. >> they are necessary to mitigate an actual threat, to stop lots and prevent future attacks. >> the white house says john byrne has the experience to lead the cia. >> he thinks that it is legitimate to as
. america's drone program came -- undere nomination fire at the nomination hearing for john brennan. the man that president obama has tapped to be his next spy chief says that the white house goes through agony to make sure that there are no collateral deaths in these attacks. >> a panel of senators brimming with questions. barely a few words in, the first interruption but not from politicians. >> i am honored to appear before you today as the president's nominee. >> would you hold please? i will ask the police to please remove this woman. >> four times, protesters interrupted at the hearing. there was a vocal opposition to the program and to john brennan becoming the next director. he was questioned over his past involvement in enhance interrogation techniques. >> i've expressed my personal objections to my colleagues about certain of those situations such as water boarding, nudity, and others. i've expressed my personal objections but i did not try to stop it because it was something that was being done in a different part of the agency under the authority of others. >> when asked about jo
strikes to kill americans. president obama's nominee to head the cia will have to answer some tough questions thursday. brendan has been described as the architect of the drone strike program. an unclassified memo says it is legal for the u.s. government to kill u.s. citizens if they believe they're senior al- qaida leaders. 11 senators, most democrats have demanded that the president provide justification. they have concerns about the program. >> our concern is to coop keep the american people safe in consistent with our laws and our values. there's no court in the united states or anywhere around the world that would accept this view that a president, one person can decide how and when to kill its own citizens without any checks or balances. >> reporter: he will also likely face questions about water boarding. he had said in the past that it saves american lives, but in a questionnaire ahead of the hearings, he said he had some personal reservations about that program. these hearings get underway at 2:30 this afternoon. >>> there was supposed to be a vote today on the confirmatio
't like him because he is the director of the drone program that kills terrorists from the sky. president obama very bullish on the drones. >> the strikes are legal. they are ethical and they are wise. the u.s.a. government takes great care in deciding to pursue an al qaeda terrorist to ensure precision and avoid loss of innocent life. >> bill: here now to discuss his moral dilemma over the drone issue, the co-host of the five bob beckel. all right. so, first of all, would you make brennan the head of the cia? >> not with that policy, no. until that policy was changed, i would hold him up. >> bill: he is the architect of the policy. >> that's a good reason. >> bill: you won't vote for him. >> i wouldn't vote for him unless that policy changed. talking about going after american citizens who yes are associated with terrorist groups i understand that no evidence they are doing anything about an imminent threat to the united states. what is that all about? >> bill: the president says he has evidence and doesn't order it unless is he convinced by brennan and others that these are bad guys. >>
: the drone program puts president obama in an awkward position. as a senator and presidential candidate he criticized the bush administration anti-terrorism policy of enhanced interrogation of torture of suspects. >> this administration is acting like violence is a way to enhance our security. it is not. there are no shortcuts to protecting america. >> reporter: now the white house administration is being criticized for doing something outside the law. >> we have something that even president bush didn't do, which is the order the killing of a united states citizen without clear evidence of an immediate attack. >> reporter: in a written response, they're constantly redefining its standards and he doesn't believe new legislation is necessary. the white house has been under a lot of pressure from democrats as well as republicans and this release seems to be time to avoid an embarrassing holdup of brennan's nomination. >>> senior security analyst juan zarate working during the administration of president bush. what's the hardest question brennan will get and what will he say in answer? >> i t
dead americans. american citizens from this program. this is not remotely targeted. part of it is because it is so atictive, like playing a video game. they have these kill lists but as a former chief of staff to the obama white house said daily from chicago said there's always a number eight. that's the problem. you kill somebody, you kill number eight. there is a new number eight. the endless list of people that they're running through. in part because the people they're running through really are presenting an imminent threat of attack. >> bill: chris anders is with the aclu based here in our nation's capital. this is a huge, huge issue and when we come back, what authorization is president obama using to justify the use of these drones? you may be surprised. we'll be back here on the "full court press". >> announcer: radio meets television. the "bill press show." now on current tv. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on current tv. for true stories. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on
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